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Jilted lover slits girl’s throat
Hyderabad: A jilted lover slit the throat of his girlfriend and attempted suicide with the same knife here on Tuesday, police said. The 20-year-old girl was battling for life in a hospital while the attacker is out of danger. The shocking incident occurred in a lodge at Chaitanyapuri under the limits of Rachakonda police commissionerate on the city outskirts. Police suspect that Venkatesh and Manasvi, both undergoing coaching for a competitive exam, had met at the lodge to resolve some differences and during an altercation, he attacked her with the knife. The girl, hailing from Meerpet near Hyderabad, sustained a deep cut on her throat. She was admitted to a private hospital, where her condition is stated to be critical. Police said the preliminary investigations revealed that Venkatesh, a native of Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, had rented a room at the lodge and called Manasvi there. (IANS)

Rahul thanks 10mn Twitter followers
New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi, who has stepped down as Congress President, has amassed 10 million followers on Twitter and the Congress leader is gearing up to celebrate the ‘milestone’ on Wednesday in Amethi, the Lok Sabha seat he lost to BJP leader Smriti Irani by 55,000 votes. ‘10 Million Twitter followers – thank you to each and every one of you! I will celebrate the milestone in Amethi, where I will be meeting our Congress workers and supporters today,” Gandhi tweeted. Gandhi joined Twitter in April 2015. Compared to his 10 million followers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who joined Twitter in January 2009, has 48.5 million followers on the social media platform. (IANS)

Posters asks Rahul for justice
Amethi: Posters appeared in Amethi hours before Congress MP Rahul Gandhi reached the constituency he had represented for three terms. The posters said ‘nyay do nyay do’ and referred to the demise of a patient in the Sanjay Gandhi Hospital, due to alleged lack of proper treatment. The hospital is run by the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust of which Rahul Gandhi is a trustee. According to sources, one Nanhelal Misra, holder of Ayushman Bharat card, had been admitted to the hospital on April 25 for treatment but he died the following day. His family members blamed the doctors for negligence and the BJP, during the elections, claimed that the doctors did not treat the patient properly because he held the Ayushman Bharat card given by the Modi government. (IANS)

Gujarat gifts 7 lions to UP
Etawah: The Etawah Lion Safari Park in Uttar Pradesh is preparing to welcome seven lions from Gujarat. Three of these lions will later be shifted to the proposed Gorakhpur zoo. Initially, eight lions were to be sent to the safari park but a team of two vets that recently visited the Junagarh zoo and examined the big cats found one female to be suffering from neurological issues. The others, including two males, have received a medical clean chit and their health certificates have reached the state government. Director of Etawah safari V.K. Singh said: “We are expecting seven lions, five of them females, from Junagarh zoo very soon.” The extra precaution of getting the lions medically examined in their parent state before bringing them to Uttar Pradesh has been taken after the embarrassment the erstwhile Akhilesh Yadav government had faced when five out of the 10 lions brought from Gujarat between 2013 and 2015 under an animal exchange programme died between 2014 and 2016. (IANS)

Prayers bring ‘dead’ boy to life
Hyderabad: A highly curious case has come to light of 18-year old Gandham Kiran, diagnosed with dengue and jaundice and declared brain dead by doctors at a hospital here, who has regained consciousness, even as relatives and friends were grieving and making arrangements for his funeral rites. Following the declaration by doctors that there was no further hope of reviving Kiran, he was taken off the ventilator, and transported wearing an oxygen mask in an ambulance back to his home in Pillalamarri village of Telangana’s Suryapet district on July 3. As Kiran’s family had been informed that he will breathe his last in a couple of hours, relatives from different places had gathered at his home for the last rites. Kiran’s mother, Gandham Saidamma, who was not informed about her son’s condition, was shocked on reaching home in another vehicle to find the relatives arranging flowers, firewood and other material for the funeral rites. (IANS)

Tigress found dead in UP
Lakhimpur Kheri (UP): The carcass of a tigress was found floating in the Sharda canal here Wednesday, a forest official said. The animal was around three to four-years-old and had no injury marks on her body. All her organs were intact as well, Divisional forest officer (DFO) Sameer Kumar said. “A panel of doctors has been formed to carry out post mortem examination to ascertain the exact cause of death,” he added. The canal is situated in Bijhauli bridge in Phardhan area under the south Kheri forest division, the forest official said. (PTI)

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